• Online Learning and Equality: Rio Salado College Hosts Bill Gates

    “During my visit, I heard inspiring stories of students who are taking advantage of these flexible learning models to pursue degrees that can put them on paths to new careers." - Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Imagine that you never finished college…...

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Integrated Planning and Advising Services

    Everyone in an institution of higher education—senior administrators, faculty members, staff in student services and in information technology—is a stakeholder in the success that its students attain by persisting in their courses and, ultimately, completing their credentials. ...

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  • Launching a New Innovation? Don’t Go it Alone.

    By: Judith A. Pirani What are the ideal conditions for introducing and scaling a new initiative at your college? What types of supports are the most beneficial to faculty and educators who are going out on a limb:  whether to iterate a new teaching method, to adopt emerging technology, or a...

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  • Preparing Students for Competency-Based Hiring

    Author: Stacey Clawson, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Transcripts have historically been the official record for what a student has learned in college, but do not provide the details employers need regarding what a student knows and can do on the job. Today, the...

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  • Active, Self-paced, Data-driven Learning Leads to Stronger Student Outcomes

    By Judith A. Pirani “U Do the Math requires a change in student culture, because [students] are required to work during class. Outside of the classroom, students go to the math lab for individual assistance. While this increase in engagement is uncomfortable for many students at first,...

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  • Investing in Personalized Learning Strategies to Improve College Student Outcomes

    By Jason Palmer, Deputy Director Postsecondary Success Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation My passion for education has been a constant throughout my life, starting with my father, who was principal at my high school in upstate New York, and later the superintendent of Albany Public Schools....

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  • Postsecondary Trending Now: Effective Systemic Change

    If you’re dedicated to student success and college completion, you probably want to know how to enact systemic change focused on these goals, what promising practices are being used, and at least one example of a college or university that is doing the hard work. Here are three resources to...

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  • Meeting the Challenges of Marketing Non-traditional Programs

    As every organization launching a new service is aware, readying the service for use is only one item on the checklist. Organizations must also envision and attract clients, explaining the offer to them in ways that make clear why they should use it. In short, they must successfully market the...

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  • New Report: Insights on the Work of NGLC Deeper Learning Postsecondary Grantees

    Deeper learning, It’s right up there with motherhood and apple pie on the virtue scale. But what does this appealing term actually connote? And how do those who see it as a critical component of next generation learning know whether or not it has occurred?  They may not have been...

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  • Top 10 Blogs about Postsecondary Next Gen Learning

    What blogs do you read and rely on to stay up-to-date with the latest developments in – or speculations about – next generation learning? My NGLC colleague Stefanie Blouin surveyed the K-12 community earlier this summer and came up with an interesting list of ten top blogs in that...

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